Irish Female Musicians

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 1 Dolores O'Riordan

Dolores O'Riordan
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 6, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ballybricken, County Limerick, Ireland
Died: January 15, 2018

Dolores O'Riordan went from being a church singer to becoming the lead vocalist of the Irish alternative rock band The Cranberries and a rock icon of the 1990s. She stunned her fans with her death as a result of accidental drowning due to intoxication at age 46.

 2 Enya

Enya
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gweedore, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland

Known for her unique blend of Celtic and folk tunes, Irish singer Enya has been dubbed the Queen of New Age. The Academy Award-nominated singer is also a 4-time Grammy winner and soared to fame with tracks such as Only Time and Orinoco Flow. She is the best-selling Irish solo artist ever.

 3 Sinead O’Connor

Sinead O’Connor
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 8, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glenageary, Ireland

Sinead O’Connor is an Irish singer and songwriter known for her controversial statements as much as for her work as a musician. Apart from releasing solo albums and singles, she has also collaborated with other artists and recorded songs for films. She often makes headlines for expressing views on subjects, such as women's rights, child abuse, sexuality, and organized religion.

 4 Allie Sherlock

Allie Sherlock
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 7, 2005
Sun Sign: Aries

Irish singer, songwriter, and guitarist Allie Sherlock came into the limelight in 2017 after a YouTube cover of hers went viral. Even though she had been uploading her music on YouTube since 2014, it was only in 2017 that she gained widespread attention. Since then, she has appeared in a few TV shows as well.

 5 Siobhan Fahey

Siobhan Fahey
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Irish singer and musician Siobhan Fahey is best known as a founding member of the British/Irish girl group Bananarama. As part of the group, she delivered several top 10 hits. Later, she formed the musical act, Shakespears Sister, which went on to win an Ivor Novello Award. In her 60s now, she continues to be active in the music scene.

 6 Nadine Coyle

Nadine Coyle
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Derry, Northern Ireland, UK

Part of the award-winning girl band Girls Aloud, Irish singer-actor Nadine Coyle began her career with the show Popstars and later launched a solo career, with songs such as Go To Work. She has also been a model and has launched an Irish pub, which was later run by her family.

 7 Maria Doyle Kennedy

Maria Doyle Kennedy
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland

Irish singer and actor Maria Doyle Kennedy is best known for her role as Catherine of Aragon in The Tudors. She has also been part of films such as The Conjuring 2 and The Commitments. Once part of the Black Velvet Band, she has also released several solo albums.

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 8 Andrea Corr

Andrea Corr
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dundalk, Ireland

Andrea Corr is an Irish singer, musician, songwriter, actress, and author. She is part of the popular Celtic pop-rock and folk-rock group The Corrs, where she plays the ukulele, piano, and tin whistle apart from being the lead singer. Also a humanitarian, Andrea Corr takes part in several charitable activities to raise money for various causes.

 9 Roisin Murphy

Roisin Murphy
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 5, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arklow, Ireland

 10 Imelda May

Imelda May
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland Ireland

Irish singer Imelda May, who has released chart-topping albums such as Love Tattoo, is also a talented multi-instrumentalist, well-versed in a wide range of instruments such as the guitar, the bodhrán, the tambourine. She also became a published poet with her volume A Lick and a Promise.

 11 Una Healy

Una Healy
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: County Tipperary, Ireland

Una Healy initially rose to fame as part of the 5-member girl group The Saturdays. The Irish singer is the niece of country music star Declan Nerney. A talented swimmer, she gave up the sport at 13 to switch to music. She has also scored solo hits such as Stay My Love.  

 12 Sharon Corr

Sharon Corr
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dundalk, Ireland

Best known as part of the Irish family band The Corrs, singer Sharon Corr is equally talented in instruments such as the violin and the guitar. Born to musician parents, she began playing for orchestras as a child. She opened up about her social anxiety disorder through her solo album.

 13 Camille O'Sullivan

Camille O'Sullivan
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England

 14 Caroline Corr

Caroline Corr
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dundalk

 15 Janet Devlin

Janet Devlin
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 12, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gortin, Northern Ireland

 16 Annie Mac

Annie Mac
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: July 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Popular Irish DJ and presenter Annie Mac made headlines when she quit BBC Radio 1 after a 17-year stint to take care of her children and focus on writing and podcasting. Known for hosting shows such as BBC Switch, she later also curated a music festival and wrote the bestselling book Mother Mother.

 17 Chloe Agnew

Chloe Agnew
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 9, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Knocklyon, County Dublin, Ireland

 18 Lisa Hannigan

Lisa Hannigan
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kilcloon, County Meath, Ireland

 19 Lisa Kelly

Lisa Kelly
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Famous As: Singer, Pianist
Birthdate: May 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 20 Moya Brennan

Moya Brennan
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 4, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 21 Denise Chaila

Denise Chaila
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Chikankata, Zambia

 22 Edele Lynch

Edele Lynch
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Once the face of the Irish pop group B*Witched, Edele Lynch also won Celebrity Apprentice Ireland in 2013. She reportedly lost all her investments in property and disappeared during the Celtic Tiger recession. She now lives in Manchester with her 3 children that she had with her former husband.

 23 Cait O'Riordan

Cait O'Riordan
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Famous As: She played bass guitar for the Irish punk/folk band the Pogues from 1983 to 1986
Birthdate: January 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria

 24 Éabha McMahon

Éabha McMahon
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 9, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 25 Gemma Craven

Gemma Craven
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 26 Máiréad Nesbitt

Máiréad Nesbitt
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: April 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Loughmoe, Ireland

 27 Méav Ní Mhaolchatha

Méav Ní Mhaolchatha
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Donnybrook, Ireland

 28 Sharon Shannon

Sharon Shannon
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 8, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ruan, Ireland

 29 Órla Fallon

Órla Fallon
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 24, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Knockananna, Ireland

 30 Keavy Lynch

Keavy Lynch
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 31 Lisa Lambe

Lisa Lambe
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 32 Lynn Hilary

Lynn Hilary
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 33 Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain

Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain
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Famous As: Broadcaster
Birthdate: 1983 AD
Birthplace: Carnacon, Ireland

 34 Laura Izibor

Laura Izibor
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Famous As: Singer–songwriter
Birthdate: May 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 35 Lesley Roy

Lesley Roy
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 36 Roma Ryan

Roma Ryan
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland

 37 Orla Gartland

Orla Gartland
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 3, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 38 Mary Coughlan

Mary Coughlan
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 5, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Galway, Ireland

 39 Cathy Davey

Cathy Davey
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: 1979 AD
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 40 Eleanor McEvoy

Eleanor McEvoy
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 41 Ethel Voynich

Ethel Voynich
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: May 11, 1864
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ballintemple, Cork, Ireland
Died: July 27, 1960

 42 Gemma Hayes

Gemma Hayes
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ballyporeen, Tipperary, Ireland

 43 Eimear Quinn

Eimear Quinn
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 18, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 44 Wallis Bird

Wallis Bird
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Enniscorthy, Ireland

 45 Alison O'Donnell

Alison O'Donnell
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 5, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 46 Fionnuala Sherry

Fionnuala Sherry
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Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: September 20, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Naas, Ireland

 47 Roisin O

Roisin O
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 1988 AD
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 48 Tara Lee

Tara Lee
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 8, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 49 Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh

Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh
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Famous As: Fiddler
Birthdate: July 26, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland

 50 Eímear Noone

Eímear Noone
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Famous As: Conductor
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Ireland